Environmental Remediation & Permitting

Brody Wilkinson’s Business Group has extensive experience counseling real estate developers, corporations, governmental agencies, municipalities, commercial lenders and borrowers, fiduciaries, and purchasers and sellers of real estate and businesses in all areas of environmental law.  We represent regulated entities in permitting and other administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Connecticut Siting Council, OSHA and DOHS.

Full-service in nature, our environmental practice includes transactional support, compliance assistance and dispute resolution.  We perform due diligence, assess environmental liabilities, facilitate financing and development of contaminated properties, negotiate environmental terms of real property transactions, and navigate environmental insurance coverage issues.  We also provide practical compliance advice to prevent or minimize environmental risks, and keep our clients informed of regulatory changes that affect them.  When disputes arise, we develop innovative and cost-effective strategies and zealously advocate our clients’ interests in administrative agencies and courts.

To provide comprehensive representation to clients, we collaborate with attorneys from our Real Estate and Dispute Resolution Groups, as needed.  We regularly advise clients on routine and sophisticated environmental areas, including:

• Acquisitions & dispositions of real estate & businesses with environmental concerns
• Air emissions
• Asbestos
• Bond financing
• Brownfields
• CEPA intervention
• Due diligence
• Environmental litigation
• Federal & state remediation proceedings
• Insurance claims related to environmental concerns
• Lead paint & other toxic chemicals
• Permitting matters
• RCRA compliance
• Regulatory matters
• Underground storage tanks
• Waste water

Representative matters include:

Representation of owners and operators of businesses in all areas of environmental compliance.

Representation of the developer of fifty-five acre mixed use brownfield development.

Representation of businesses in civil penalty litigation matters.

Representation of owners of businesses in real estate and other transactional matters.

Represents major medical facility as environmental counsel in bond financing

Representation of business and property owners in state and federal remediation programs.

Advising individuals and corporate fiduciaries on environmental matters.

Representation of potentially responsible parties in federal superfund matters.

Represent business and property owners in insurance claims relating to environmental matters.

Representation of business and property owners in recovering from the Dry Cleaners Remediation Fund.

Representation of businesses in the sale of assets or stock to publicly held companies in relation to environmental issues.

Representation of asbestos remediation firms in regulatory matters.

Representation of municipalities in real estate acquisition environmental due diligence and CEPA intervention.

 

 

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